27 January 2010

North By Northwest

I have a much more contentious relationship with Hitchcock than almost anyone else I know, in that I think he's a really pretty terrible director but an amazing filmmaker. But North By Northwest holds up maybe the best, because the script is so brilliant: fun, clever, surprising, and nonstop. Even Hitch's unique sense of pacing or Cary Grant's unique brand of acting can't unmake this masterpiece.

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